Friendships Are Crucial, Especially At Work
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Having an office lunch buddy or post-work happy-hour partner in crime is fun, but it's also proven to be truly important. Studies have shown these friends can actually boost your productivity at work and make you a happier employee.In Tom Rath's 2006 book Vital Friends: The People You Can't Afford to Live Without, the author explains this idea: "When we asked people if they would rather have a best friend at work or a 10% pay raise, having a friend clearly won." Rath heads Gallup Organization's worldwide Workplace Research and Leadership Consulting practice, and in surveys of more than 5 million workers found that not only are "people with at least three close friends 96% more likely to be extremely satisfied with their lives," but it also doubles their salary satisfaction. As USA Today explains, "people who have a best friend at work are seven times more likely to be engaged in their job. They get more done in less time. They also have fewer accidents, have more engaged customers and are more likely to innovate and share new ideas."
These Are Some Jobs You May Apply For In 2025
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It has been said that about 65% of careers in the future don't even exist yet. Considering the rate at which technology is evolving, this statistic isn't hard to believe. Microsoft, in collaboration with The Future Laboratory, put together a report detailing what jobs may be hiring in the year 2025. The first job on the list is virtual habitat designer. This job was predicted based on the emergence of virtual reality, and the bet that the industry will continue to grow. Want to create digital landscapes in which people live, work, and play in VR? Virtual habitat design might be your calling.Other jobs in this report include an ethical technology advocate, who will ensure autonomous robots don't make our robot uprising fears come true; personal content creator, who will help people increase the storage capacity of their minds by curating memories and thoughts for at-will viewing; and space tour guide, who will help space travelers navigate Earth's orbit. Watch the video below to explore more options for potential future positions.
What Are The Deadliest Jobs In The U.S.?
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Do you feel safe at work? According to the 2014 Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupation Injuries report, the deadliest civilian job in the United States is logging. Not only is logging extremely dangerous work, workers are located in rural areas where there is limited access to medical facilities. There were 111 deaths for every 100,000 loggers in 2014. The census identifies the next deadliest jobs in this order: fishing workers; aircraft pilot and flight engineer; roofers; recyclable material collectors; farmers and ranchers; and iron and steel workers. Policer officers ranked fifteenth on the list, and cab drivers ranked tenth, just after electrical installers and repairers. We've collected some awesome videos on this topic. Watch them now to learn more.
Robots Are Coming To Take Our Jobs—Even Doctors'
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Not long ago, human employees manned every belt at the grocery store check-out. Now, one human often supervises dozens of humanless self-checkout stations. This is just the beginning. We're at a critical turning point in the workforce where the robots are outpacing humans in learning tasks and solving problems. And not just the low-skill jobs are the ones able to be replaced by bots. For example, 23% of the work done by doctors can be automated, and almost half (47%) of the work done by pharmacists can be automated. The key, according to some analysts, is to build competence in creativity and emotional skills, things very difficult for robots to master.
Meet A Space Archaeologist (Yep, That's A Real Job Title)
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Though it sounds quite futuristic, the field of space archaeology has been around since the 1980s. Back then, however, satellite images were far less detailed. The last few years have heralded higher resolutions than ever, and the clarity has allowed space archaeologists such as Sarah Parcak, the winner of the 2016 TED Prize, to discover historic sites. Parcak has had a hand in locating 1,000 lost tombs, up to 17 pyramids, and thousands of settlements in Egypt. She's even mapped the lost Egyptian city of Tanis, which was a focal point of "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark."